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Skills Bootcamp in HGV Training

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Do you want to start a career as a HGV driver? Click the button below to start your application for free HGV training. This course usually costs £5,610.43 but it’s available for free as part of the goverment’s Skills Bootcamps. We also guarantee to help you get a job interview as part of the Skills Bootcamp.

Are you an employer? Train your staff to become HGV drivers with a Class 2 (Cat C) Licence from only £561.04 per staff member (10% contribution for SMEs, full course cost £5,610.43) .

Free HGV Training Course

Do you want to start a career as a HGV driver? Get a Category C (also known as a Class 2) license for professional HGV driving for FREE with our HGV training course.

This course – called a Skills Bootcamps in HGV Driving – is free because it’s part of a Government investment of £34 million to help train new HGV drivers.

Did you know that HGV drivers can earn an average salary of up to £38,000 per year based on a 48 hour driving week?

This Skills Bootcamp in HGV Training includes;

  • 35 hours of Driver CPC training
  • Free medical assessment
  • Industry-leading online course
  • In-cab familiarisation training
  • Digital tachograph card
  • Guaranteed job interview

Start your HGV training immediately with our Government funded Skills Bootcamp in HGV Training.

Free HGV Course

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Do you want to start a career as a HGV driver? Click the button below to start your application for free HGV training.

Course Units

Unit 1 a – Theory Test Preparation 1

This unit is about HGV weights and dimensions, Basic EU Driving hours rules and understanding HGV braking systems.

Unit 1b – Theory Test Preparation 2

This unit is about other types of HGV braking systems, planning ahead, traffic signs for HGVs, the road and what to do in the event of an accidents or an emergency.

Unit 1c – Theory Test Preparation 3

This unit is about HGV vehicle conditions- basic, when you can leave a HGV vehicle, Documents you require when driving a HGV and what is CPC.

Unit 2a – EU Driving Hours Advanced & Working Time Directive

This Unit is about EU Driving hours abroad and working at night, how the working directive rule works with EU driving hours.

Unit 2b – Digital Tachograph Cards

This unit is about how to use a digital tachograph card, different types of digital tachograph cards, how to report a lost or stolen digital tachograph card.

Unit 2c – Digital tachograph VU (Vehicle Unit)

This unit is about manual entries, Using VU, print outs, who are DVSA and what a DVSA stop feels like as a HGV driver, EU driving hours fines.

Unit 3a – Driving Alongside Vulnerable Road Users In The City

This unit is about vulnerable road users that share the roads with HGVS in the city.

Unit 3b – Driving Alongside Vulnerable Road Users In Rural Areas

This unit is about vulnerable road users that share the roads with HGVs in rural areas.

Unit 4a – Health And Safety In The Work Place

This unit is about regulation and legislation of health and safety in the work place, Drives PPE requirement and equipment HGV drivers may use.

Unit 4b – Carriage Of Dangerous Goods By Road (ADR)

This unit is about what dangerous goods are carried on the road and what HGV drivers need to understand about ADR, what risk assessments are and how they work, fire training and understanding of COSHH.

Unit 5a – Daily Walk Around Checks Inside The Cab

This unit is about the driver’s daily walk around checks inside the vehicle, which need to be completed by law.

Unit 5b – Daily Walk Around Checks Outside The Cab

This unit is about daily walk around checks outside the vehicle, which is required by law.

Unit 6a – Loading A HGV Safely

This unit is about how to load a HGV safely and who is involved in the loading of HGVs.

Unit 6b – Equipment Used To Securely A Drivers Load

This unit is about different types of equipment and vehicles that are used to secure a drivers load.

Unit 7a – Driver Health And Fitness

This unit is about Drivers staying Fit and healthy in different ways while out on the road.

Unit 7b – Mental Health And Well Being

This unit is about the importance of sleep for HGV drivers, recognising signs of mental health issues that are specific to HGV drivers, what happens to HGV drivers with drink/drug driving.

Unit 8a – Safe And Fuel Efficient Driving

This unit is about different types of driving techniques the driver can use to be more fuel efficient and what technology HGVs have now to help with fuel efficient driving.

Unit 8a – Safe And Fuel Efficient Driving

This unit is about different types of driving techniques the driver can use to be more fuel efficient and what technology HGVs have now to help with fuel efficient driving.

Unit 8b – Staying Safe When Driving HGVs On The Road

This unit is about staying safe when out overnight, how clandestine entrant enter and hide on HGVs, how terrorism and HGVs are connected and what to look out for.

Unit 9 - First Aid

This unit is about general first aid in the work place and when in an emergency.

Unit 10 - Carbon Emissions

This unit is about how we can reduce our carbon emissions, Have a look at what the HGV industry is doing to reduce carbon emissions.

Upon completion of all units and Theory Test certification, you will be allocated your driver training course. This will include: 22 hours on the road driving tuition with a qualified driving instructor and a manoeuvring exercise. Your driving test will be booked for you and will normally take place on the final day of your course.

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Do you want to start a career as a HGV driver? Click the button below to start your application for free HGV training.

What is a Skills Bootcamp HGV Bootcamp?

Skills Bootcamps in HGV Training, also known as HGV Bootcamps, are free courses funded by the government. At Think Employment, we have funding to train HGV driver from novice up to Category C (or Class 2). We’re unable to train drivers wishing to upgrade their licence, for example, from a Class 1 Licence. Or, HGV drivers looking to refresh their licence and return to the industry.

Why are Skills Bootcamps Free?

There is high demand for trained lorry drivers in the UK. The goverment are funding HGV Bootcamps to help fill HGV driver job vacancies. HGV Bootcamps include guaranteed interviews to help place newly trained HGV drivers into work.

What is a HGV Cat C Licence?

The Category C licence also known a HGV Clas 2 licence is the one that most haulage and logistics companies are looking out for on candidate CV’s. They’re the most sought after type of HGV licence when it comes to driving jobs.

Category C is the most common type of HGV vehicle. Category C drivers often do more local deliveries than larger vehicles. A category C license allows drivers to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, but must not exceed 32 tonnes. Category C (or Class 2 as they are otherwise known) licences typically cover a vehicle with a cab and trailer fixed permanently together. In laymans terms, a Cat C vehicle is what we would refer to as a ‘standard lorry’ or a rigid vehicle.